Louisiana Department of Health


Emergency Assistance Resources for Hearing Impaired Survivors of Flooded Areas

Baton Rouge, La. –The Louisiana Commission for the Deaf is collaborating with the officers of the Louisiana Association of the Deaf and deaf organizations throughout Louisiana to ensure that people who are deaf and who have been displaced by the floods have communication access to all state and federal services.

At the following locations, people may utilize VRS/TRS (video relay service/telecommunication relay service) for communication access; apply for FEMA; file claims with insurance; and apply for Disaster Food Stamps (D-SNAP) and WIC.

Baton Rouge:
The Louisiana Association of the Deaf
3112 Valley Creek, Suite E
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Videophone: 225-341-6406

Affiliated Blind of Louisiana
409 W. St. Mary
Lafayette, LA 70506
Videophone: 337-446-4648

FEMA registration information for those who use sign language for communication:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAU8-g75Q18&list=PL720Kw_OojlJQU-SiTwxW9cgzxGgeU8R4


The Louisiana Department of Health strives to protect and promote health statewide and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all state residents. To learn more about LDH, visit www.ldh.la.gov. For up-to-date health information, news and emergency updates, follow LDH'sTwitteraccount andFacebook.








Friday, August 19, 2016ΙContact: Samantha Faulkner; 832.387.7343, samantha.faulkner@la.gov